Saint Paul de Vence is one of the oldest medieval villages on the French Riviera, with stunning rural scenery that gives way to soothing times past. With the Mediterranean Sea just a few miles away, the scene for a relaxing break amongst nature is perfectly set here.
Orion Treehouses is a glorious collection of stylish treehouses, all situated in Saint Paul de Vence's flourishing valley. You'll find a sauna and a sparkling eco-pool on site too - perfect for that energising morning dip.
Each of the four individually-styled treehouses has been carefully crafted from cedar wood, to provide the perfect holiday retreat for couples and families alike. All of the treehouses are equipped with ‘proper' beds, hot drink-making facilities, and a bath or shower room with heated towel rail and flushing loo (and of course, plenty of fluffy towels!)
Minimalist Bagheera is ideal for couples, complete with a furnished circular terrace that's an ideal sun trap. Hidden on the edge of the woods, Shere Khan sleeps a couple and one child in perfect comfort, with luxurious additions that include a teak bathtub and wonderfully romantic décor.
King Louie features an elegant four-poster bed, and is set closest to the pool and sauna. Connected by a bridge to little Mowgli, a cabin that sleeps two adventure-loving children, this is the perfect family treehouse.
Finally, Colonel Hathi is a generous, two-storey family treehouse that showcases magnificent views over the treetops, and also has a relaxing hammock to enjoy after a busy day of explorations.
Whichever treehouse is your favourite, you'll enjoy access to a basic shared kitchen area that includes a refrigerator and microwave.
After a sound night's sleep, join new friends on the communal terrace and enjoy a deliciously lazy vegetarian or vegan breakfast, overlooking the pool and the beautiful Saint Paul de Vence skyline.
There is plenty for everybody to do, from taking a refreshing stroll through the woodland, to exploring the medieval village in all its rich history. There is a tempting selection of restaurants close by, along with museums and art galleries to wander through.
Of course, this is the French Riviera, so a day at the beach is a must! Why not explore the gorgeous Cap d'Antibes, or some of the beaches in Theoule sur Mer, or closer still the city beach along the Promenade des Anglais is great for people watching, There are plenty of famous hot spots within a short driving distance too, from movie-haven Cannes to lavish Monaco.
Head back to your treehouse for a relaxing massage or a sunset yoga lesson, then simply relax and breathe easy. This is your time to live la belle vie in its finest form!
Things to note
One small, well-trained dog is welcomed in a treehouse at a cost of 8 euros per day. Cots are available free of charge on request. Check in is from 4pm, check out is midday. Parking area is provided for cars and motorbikes. Exclusive hire is possible, enquire for details. Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge. July/August 4 night stay minimum midweek, 3 night minimum at weekends. 1 night stays may be possible from Sunday to Monday if available. 2 night minimum stay April, May, June, September and October.
Tried and tested
"Having spent sometime on the bustling coast and beaches we ventured off to our tree-house adventures where our expectations were far exceeded. Each tree house is beautifully built and lovingly maintained with lots of attention to detail. The owner Diane welcomed us into the little paradise she has built with the scope of sharing her love for nature. Time stood still as our 4 days felt like 10 as we sat back and took in the nature and our surroundings. Great getaway for a couple or a family with kids wanting to get away from today's rushed life.Will definitely return"
"How to describe Orion and do it justice... It is an experience rather then a place. Yes: the tree houses are special, the interiors of the houses are stylish, breakfast is beyond words and the pool the most beautiful I have ever seen. But it is the package of all things above and the warm-hearted welcome that makes Orion so special. It's a sanctuary of peace in a hectic world: ready to re-energize all your senses. Alone, as a couple or with a family: dive in and enjoy! You will get a stunning view of the lovely Saint Paul the Vence as a bonus."
"Our stay at Orion seemed like a dream! This is a totally unique and tranquil paradise. Diane and her team were wonderful and very hospitable. The treehouses are very private with stunning grounds and pool. Staying here was a very very special experience - I don't think any review could do Orion justice! I can't wait to come back."
Region: Saint-Paul de Vence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cost (from): £177 per night
Bathrooms: 1 per treehouse
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1075
FacilitiesBagheera sleeps 2, queen sized bed, bedding & towels provided, shower room, toilet, hairdryer, heating, insulation, kettle, tea & coffee, shared fridge & microwave, kitchen equipment, Wi-Fi, terrace, 2 sun loungers, outdoor table.
Shere Khan sleeps 2 adults plus 1 child, king sized bed, single bed, bedding & towels provided, bathroom, teak bath tub, toilet, hairdryer, heating, insulation, kettle, tea & coffee, shared fridge & microwave, kitchen equipment, Wi-Fi, terrace, chairs & table.
King Louie & Mowgli sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, queen sized bed, separate twin bunk cabin accessed via walkway, bedding & towels provided, shower room, toilet, hairdryer, heating, insulation, kettle, tea & coffee, shared fridge & microwave, kitchen equipment, Wi-Fi, terrace, 2 sun loungers, outdoor table.
Colonel Hathi sleeps 2 adults and 3 children, 2 queen sized beds, single bed, bedding & towels provided, shower room, toilet, hairdryer, heating, insulation, kettle, tea & coffee, shared fridge & microwave, kitchen equipment, Wi-Fi, terrace, hammock, sofa, table & chairs.
Onsite: yoga, massage, sauna, natural swimming pool
Offsite: museums, galleries, hiking, cycling, beaches, water parks, wildlife, skiing.
At a glance
- Four cedar-crafted treehouses, complete with bedding, bathroom and outdoor terrace, secluded in the valley of Saint Paul de Vence, a medieval village on the French Riviera. Ideal for couples and families who want to get back to nature.
- The closest airport is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, with regular shuttle services available.
- The site also includes basic shared kitchen facilities, an eco-pool and a sauna, which is available to be booked at a small charge.
- A vegetarian or vegan breakfast is served on the communal terrace each morning (or in your treehouse on rainy days!)
- Additional services include massage and yoga lessons, which must be booked separately.
- The culture-steeped village is accessible within walking distance, with the closest beach a few miles away at Cagnes-sur-Mer. Cannes and Monaco are easily accessible by car, and there is a good selection of restaurants close by.